Collection Number: 20530

Collection Title: David Massengill Collection, 1977-2012

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Size 1 foot of linear shelf space (approximately 125 items)
Abstract The David Massengill Collection consists of audiovisual materials and papers created and compiled by American folk singer-songwriter, David Massengill. Audiovisual materials consist primarily of sound recordings of studio masters and live performances by Massengill, including masters for the releases Coming Up For Air (1992) and The Return (1995). Papers consist of original manuscripts, promotional headshots of Massengill, and handmade flyers, cards, and books by Massengill.
Creator Massengill, David.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
This collection contains unprocessed born-digital materials that are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Access to streaming audio or moving image materials may be restricted to researchers who can authenticate with an ONYEN or who are physically present on campus. For further information about access to streaming audiovisual materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff at Wilsonlibrary@unc.edu
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the David Massengill Collection #20530, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from David Massengill in October 2016 (Acc. 102666).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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David Massengill is an American folk singer-songwriter, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer player, and music educator, who toured frequently with long-time friend and fellow songwriter Jack Hardy as the duo, the Folk Brothers, until Hardy's death in 2011. His songs have been covered and recorded by Joan Baez, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk. Massengill is also a writer and an illustrator of picture books and pocket-sized children's books.

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Audiovisual materials consist primarily of sound recordings, 1977-2012, of studio masters and live performances by Massengill, including masters for Massengill's releases Coming Up For Air (1992) and The Return (1995). Also included is a video recording, 1999, of David Massengill in "My First Kiss" recorded in Bristol, Tenn. Sound recordings are on 2" open reel audio, 1/2" open reel audio, 1/4" open reel audio, audiocassette, digital audio tape, and U-Matic audio tape, while the video recording is on VHS. Papers consist of original manuscripts, poetry, and diary entries by Massengill, promotional headshots of Massengill, and handmade flyers, cards, picture books, and pocket-sized children's books by Massengill.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012.

31 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Processing information: field notes and track sheets found with select recordings (DAT-20530/1, FT-20530/3-10, and VT-20530/1) reside in box 1 found in series 2.

Sound recordings by David Massengill that include 8 2” open reel multi-track audio master tapes; 6 open reel 1/2" audio master tapes; 9 1/4" open-reel audio tapes; 2 U-Matic audio production masters; 1 DAT master; and 4 audiocassettes. The series also includes 1 VHS videotape of David Massengill in "My First Kiss" recorded in Bristol, Tenn.

Digital Audiotape DAT-20530/1

David Massengill, Coming Up for Air, master mixes, 1992 January 17 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." DAT-20530/1

Digital Audio Tape (DAT)

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20530/3

David Massengill, Coming Up for Air, Chicago, Ill., 1992 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FS-20530/3

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/24

David Massengill, Coming Up For Air, CD master, Phoenix, Ariz., 1992 January 30 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/24

U-Matic (Audio Tape)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/3

David Massengill, Coming Up for Air, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1989 August 1: reel 1 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/3

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/4

David Massengill, Coming Up for Air, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1989 August 3: reel 2 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/4

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/5

David Massengill, Coming Up for Air, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1989 August 23: reel 3 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/5

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/6

David Massengill, Coming Up for Air, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1989 August 22: reel 4 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/6

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/17

David Massengill at Folk City, Friday, 1st set, New York, N.Y. #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/17

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/18

David Massengill at Folk City, Saturday, 1st set, New York, N.Y. #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/18

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/19

David Massengill at Folk City, Sunday, New York, N.Y. #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/19

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20530/1

David Massengill, The Great American Bootleg Tape, New York, N.Y., 1980-1986 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FS-20530/1

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20530/2

David Massengill, The Kitchen Tape, New York, N.Y., 1987 November 16 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FS-20530/2

Audiocassette

Videotape VT-20530/1

David Massengill in "My First Kiss", Bristol, Tenn., 1999 July 30 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." VT-20530/1

VHS

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/20

David Massengill, "My Name Joe", Woodbridge, N.J. #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/20

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20530/4

David Massengill, The Return, 1995 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FS-20530/4

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/25

David Massengill, The Return, CD master, New York, N.Y., 1995 September 19 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/25

U-Matic (Audio Tape)

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/7

David Massengill, The Return, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1994 August 1: reel 1 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/7

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/8

David Massengill, The Return, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1994 August 1: reel 2 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/8

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/9

David Massengill, The Return, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1994: reel 3 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/9

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/11

David Massengill, The Return, two-track master, New York, N.Y., 1995 August 15: reel 1 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/11

1/2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/12

David Massengill, The Return, two-track master, New York, N.Y., 1995 August 17: reel 2 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/12

1/2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/13

David Massengill, The Return, two-track master, New York, N.Y., 1995 August 21: reel 3 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/13

1/2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/14

David Massengill, The Return, two-track master, New York, N.Y., 1995 August 22: reel 4 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/14

1/2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/15

David Massengill, The Return, two-track master, New York, N.Y., 1995 September 7: reel 5 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/15

1/2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/16

David Massengill, The Return, two-track master, New York, N.Y. #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/16

1/2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/2

David Massengill, "Sightseer"/"Finale", New York, N.Y., 1986 November 7 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/1

David Massengill, Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, N.Y., 1977 April 1 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/1

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/21

David Massengill, LP master, side 1 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/21

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/22

David Massengill, LP master, side 2 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/22

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/10

David Massengill, The Return, multi-track master, New York, N.Y., 1994 August 8: reel 4 #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/10

2" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20530/23

unidentified sound recording #20530, Series: "1. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012." FT-20530/23

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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About 95 items.

Papers created and compiled by David Massengill that include original manuscripts, poetry, and diary entries by Massengill, promotional headshots of Massengill, and handmade flyers, cards, picture books, and pocket-sized children's books by Massengill.

Box 1

Papers #20530, Series: "2. Papers, undated." Box 1

manuscripts include "Chicken Soup," "The Hero of Camelhump Mountains," and "My First Kiss."

Box 2

Children's books #20530, Series: "2. Papers, undated." Box 2

includes 28 pocket-sized children's books by Massengill

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, September 2017

Encoded by: Anne Wells, September 2017

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